Younger's Special Bitter - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
4.38/5 rDev +10.9%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Presentation: 12oz brown bottle. No freshness date.
Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber/orange beer with very little head or retention ... a thin translucent, tight whisp floats on the beer that eventually goes still -- no head at all. Unfiltered offering, and there's sediment in the bottle.
Smell: Oh yeah. Malty. Lots of rich, caramel, fruity malt character in the nose, backed by a pleasant floral and citrus hop aroma. Wonderfuly inviting.
Taste & Mouthfeel: Fizzy carbonation, medium-bodied. Sharp hop sting in the start with a snappy citric bitterness, bit of "cheesey" hop flavour, too. Very bitter overall, astringent and assertive. Defining.
Malt character builds a foundation under the bitterness, providing sublte balance while still allowing the style to play through. Malt also provides a smooth body that pushes back on the coarse hops, keeping the palate in check. Sweet and fruity underneath with caramel and toasted malt flavours. Finish is leafy with residual hop flavours and a drying palate.
Notes & Drinkability: A bit disappointed with the head, but other than that this is an outstanding bitter and a no brainer as a session beer; flavourful and easy to drink. Spot on for the style. Lovely stuff here ...
Serving type: bottle
11-26-2002 20:25:12 | More by Todd
4.4/5 rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Presentation: 12 oz brown long neck bottle with no freshness date, info about the beer or brewery. Thin layer of sediment stays intact during pouring.
Appearance: Good foaming action, attractive Brussels Lace is unwavering. Rustic tawny colour with a slight chill hazed that fades as the brew warms up a bit.
Smell: Deep sweet maltiness that is more caramel than toasted in the aroma. Hints of fruitiness from the yeast and well as a mild yeast note permeate from the liquid.
Taste: Medium bodied with lush crispness. Rich and fruity with a heavy hand of hops to counter the spread of malt sweetness over the palate. Fresh bursts of toasted and caramel malt come in several layers and give off a cake like maltiness. Hops range from woody to brisk citrus to slightly sharp bitterness and have no problem balancing the malt out. Faint fruity esters form middle to end with a flare of yeast and a lasting toasted grainy flavour.
Notes: Keep them coming, this one does me just fine. I could happily sip this brew all day long.
Serving type: bottle
10-23-2002 17:45:08 | More by Jason
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